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Fix invalid link targets after changing drive letter of 'Program Files' folder

I have a second Program Files directory on another partition because I can't store all of them on my SSD. So the default location is C:\Program Files, but some programs I'm not using too often were ...
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Windows 10 - Assigning already used drive letters to new drives

As mentioned in the title, I stepped into an issue on Windows 10, where system is assigning already used drive letters to new usb and sd card drives, which makes the previous drive inaccessible. I ...
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Windows 7 - Drive letters spontaneously changed, can't boot

I just had Windows 7 swap drive letters around on me, the end result being that the system no longer boots. There are several volumes mounted in the system, so I'm not sure exactly what has changed, ...
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Why does switching back to a normal drive from a colon-lettered drive only work intermittently?

With the subst command, one can create "drives" identified by any symbol, so this works: subst *: C:\path *: The prompt then shows *:\>. Proof: subst :: C:\path also works, but the new ...
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Merge C and D drive, keep Windows on D

I have a PC with a harddrive that has two partitions, C: containing an old beta version of Windows 8 and D: containing Windows 7. I would like to remove Windows 8, and merge the two partitions into ...
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USB Drive Partition: Assign Letters, 2nd Recognize by DOS

Okay so first let me explain then list my Objective. I didn't like Windows 10 or 8.1, my Laptop can go and went as far as Windows 7. What I am trying to create is a Boot-able USB that can storage (My ...
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Slow disk drive performance or letter conflict

I've made a fresh install of Windows 10 on my dads PC. Disconnected existing HDD and SSD and installed it on a brand new SSD. Upon reconnecting the HDD, Windows boot time went up to around 5 to 10 ...
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How to move Windows 10 to D or E drive?

I have windows 10 pro installed in my c drive. I want the windows to be installed in d drive or e drive. I tried doing it by making windows 10 bootable flash drive, but it is only resetting my ...
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How to remove “phantom” drive letters?

I recently attached two GPT-formatted USB hard drives to my Win10 workstation. I had to update the BCD store on them so I used Diskpart to assign letters S: and T: to the EFI partitions on the ...
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Drive letter remains after unmounting ISO/VHD

My System specs Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit 4GB RAM 1TB HDD When I unmount an ISO file or a vhd file via the Eject command in the right-click menu the file (ISO, VHD) ejects, but the drive letter ...
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Why is the system partition C:\? [duplicate]

How come that the system partition is C:\ and not A:\ or B:\? I know A:\ was used for floppy drives, but why not use B:\ then? And why was floppy drives used as A:\ as if it was more important than ...
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How can a process run from a command line without specifying a drive letter before the path?

The Synaptics Touchpad Helper runs at user logon as a scheduled task. The command line configured to run the executable is... "\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" As you may assume, it is ...
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Use 3 different USB HDDs always on same drive letter [duplicate]

I am using 3 different USB HDDs of the same model for regular backups with Acronis. This software wants me to set up a target path for the backup files, so I depend on my external HDDs to always have ...
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Assigning letter to a drive using autorun

I have an external drive which, for unavoidable reasons, needs to be assigned the same letter, regardless of the computer where I plug it in to. I thought that it could be accomplished by a Diskpart ...
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Is it safe to use letters A and B for drives? [duplicate]

My computer (a modern one, with Windows 8.1) is equipped with a DVD drive and a SD card reader. I'm considering assigning letters A and B to DVD and card reader. I know well that those letters were ...
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Clone one SSD to another and change OS drive letter from G: to C:

How do I clone my existing Windows 8.1 installation to a new SSD and change the volume drive letter to C:? I have Windows 8.1 installed on SSD as drive G:. Every now and than I come across a program ...
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How to change the label of USB flash drive that gets assigned to default drive letter (“F” in this case)

I have a USB flash drive (FAT32 format) with the label "DT100G3" If I assign the drive to the letters "G" or "J" the label shows on Windows Explorer. However, if I assign the letter "F" to it, the ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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What's the easiest method of changing the drive letter of the active/boot drive in Win 7?

I recently bought an SSD to accompany my HDD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto it. I then used Drive Manager to change the drive letter of my HDD from C: to E:. Trouble is, I now have ...
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Mount NTFS disk in Windows 7 formatted in Ubuntu

I want to mount / assign a drive letter to the highlighted disk above, but that option is not available. The disk is formatted as NTFS in Ubuntu and contains around 1 TB data. How can I mount it in ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on a blank hdd on a partition called X:(instead of C:) Is it possible?

I have a brand new PC with a blank HDD, and I want to install Windows on a partition called X: instead of C:. How can I perform this?
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Trouble Connecting to FTP Server on Android Smartphone

I do hope that I'm asking this in the correct community; the question, I think, has mostly to do with network topology. I'm trying to use FTPuse to setup a volume letter to my Android smartphone, but ...
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SUBST referring path without drive letter

Currently I am making virtual drives using SUBST. subst T: D:\test Now I want to hide my D drive. How to remove a drive letter? And then how can I make a virtual drive referring to a drive that ...
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USB hard disk doesn't get a drive letter automatically when connected (and vice versa)

I have a weird problem with an external 1tb USB3.0 hard drive on Windows (both 7 and 8.1, same issue). The drive used to work perfectly, but I recently had to format it. Since then the drive, tho it ...
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Command Line Script Issue

I've been working on a batchfile script for a few weeks now that should automate certain routine tasks I need to perform during my work. However, I've stumbled upon a problem which I haven't been able ...
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“Documents” set to a drive that no longer exists

After installing Windows 8.1, I set my "Documents" Folder (note, not the library, but the item listed under "This PC") to a partitioned drive with letter "T", as I used to have a small partition ...
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How to change drive letter in Win 7 dual HD mSata and regular

I have just added a new mSata HD to my computer and I am unable to change the drive letter. This is a latop/notebook running Windows 7 SP1. I have tried the traditional method right click my computer ...
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How to permently assign (reserve) drive letter to SATA Hard Disks which will be mostly turned off (offline)

I have following setup: C: System, programs and most frequently used data D: Optical Drive E: Virtual Drive four SATA disks which I turn off using HDD switcher. F: SATA Hard Disk - Data disk - ...
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Why can't I use more drive symbols than letters A to Z? [closed]

I have seen in Windows that you can assign drive letter or it is automatically being assinged by system. The letters that are assigned must fall any from A to Z Once I had in total more than 26 ...
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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall ...
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Using a .BAT file to change a USB drive-letter [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a .bat file to change a USB drive letter or is there a command line to change a drive-letter and place that in a .bat file? All of this is in Windows 7.
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How to store a permanent drive letter on a USB device (so it gets that letter on all computers)?

For drawing maps I use a G.I.S. program, and in the setup of the program you have to specify drive letters and paths for the maps to store and the backup files to be placed. The program has one ...
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Drive letter disappeared on triple-boot install

I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Windows XP installed. I first installed Windows 7 than Ubuntu and than Windows XP. My Windows 7 is on C drive, Ubuntu is on a logical drive in my extended partition and ...
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Can't change drive letter to “D:”

I've just made a clean install of Windows 8 on an SSD drive. I also have another drive which I want to use as D:. But when I try to assign a drive letter I can only choose A, B, I, J and so on to Z. ...
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Motherboard replaced, drive letter screwed, not booting

I have replaced the motherboard of my computer (with the same model), reattached every device, (I have 3 physical drives, with few logic drives inside). Not my computer boots up, but when windows 7 ...
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Make Windows assign the same drive letter to a certain external drive

I use external drives containing music and video that are associated with programs/players and their media libraries according to the drive letter that was assigned to the drives at the moment of the ...
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In Windows 7, can an optical drive be made “Drive A:” ?

Can I change my CD/DVD Rom drive letter to "A" in Windows 7? Will it hurt anything if I do? Currently it's set to "R".
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Drive Letters get switched

I have Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed on my computer. I have a partition for each and a third partition. In Windows 8 they are labelled as: Windows 8 (C:) Windows 7 (D:) Local Disk (E:) ...
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Is It Possible To Have Drive Numbers (In Windows)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What if the hard disk is partitioned into more than 26 sections in Windows? Is it possible to mount a volume to a custom drive prefix, e.g. “myDrive:\”? The question ...
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External Hard Drive Recognized on One System But not Another

I have an NTFS filesystem on an external hard drive in an enclosure (SSD). I use this for web development on two Windows systems (A, laptop and B, desktop). I assigned the drive letter as G: because ...
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System Reserved Partition has Drive Letter After Applying a WIM Image with ImageX

I have installed Windows Vista on a computer using ImageX from WinPE. I followed the instructions here for partitioning the hard drive, creating a 300 MB system partition and using the rest of the ...
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Win 7 move ssd from SATA 1 to SATA 0, drive letter from G: to C: [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Installed to D Drive Letter I got a new SSD, plugged it in on my notebook to the available SATA 1 connector and installed Win7 (Ultimate) on it as drive G:. ...
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Windows 7 Installation Drive Letter Assignment

Windows 7 defaults to assigning the letter C: to the primary partition if you let windows 7 handle a raw volume. However, assuming there are no optical/floppy drives, would it be possible to use ...
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Option to set a drive letter missing

So.. I need to edit the BCD for a partition on my local hard disk using a program called EasyBCD. This program needs the partition to be mounted (have a drive letter) so it can access \Boot\BCD, but ...
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How to change a NETWORK drive letter in Vista?

BACKGROUND I have assigned a network drive to volume \\Raid as H: to "fool" Lightroom that it is a "normal" drive. This has been working perfect util Vista suddenly decided to automatically ...
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Can I safely remove a drive letter (using Computer Management) from another drive with secondary OS installed?

I would like to know if it's 100% safe to remove a drive letter from secondary, bootable disk. Does it have any impact on the drive, or is it just a configuration setting used by the running Windows?
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Windows 7 will not automount (assign a letter) a flash drive, behaves really strange

I have a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4gb that I use often. Today, after using it to install ubuntu on another pc and plugging it to my main computer, windows 7 refuses to mount it (IE the drive does not ...
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Who added a drive to my pc?

One day I noticed a new K drive in my computer (Windows7). if I try to delete the files in that drive it says that the file is in use. I scanned it with a few antivirus programs, it came back ok. ...
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TrueCrypt messes up its drive letters

For some reason, about 50% of the time when I mount a volume with TrueCrypt, it mounts to a different drive letter, forcing me to un-mount it and re-mount it to the drive letter I need. (I mount the ...
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What are the Windows G: through Z: drives used for?

In Windows you have a C: drive. The first things labeled beyond that seems to be extra stuff. So my DVD drive is D: and if you put in a USB stick it becomes F:. And then some people also have A: and ...